Apres-ski: This is when you finish your skiing and go back to your Chalet/Hotel for dinner. Apres ski is usually crowded with large beers, jaeger Bombs, and table dancing. After a long day of skiing, it’s an ideal activity to have with friends. Some resorts offer a more laid-back apres scene, while others have loud beats and cabaret dancers to make it a lively atmosphere. Your holiday can be made or broken by the right vibe for your apres ski. Continue reading to discover the best resorts that offer great vibes.
1. Val Thorens, France
The Alps’ highest party city
Val Thorens was considered the poor cousin to its neighbors in the more expensive Meribel and Courchevel. But, recently, it has become a more middle-range resort. While there are still small apartments that are available, there are also luxury hotels, high-quality chalets, self-catered apartments for rent, and Club Val Thorens Scents right in the center of town. Due to its high elevation, this resort is great for snow-related activities.
Everyone can ski down to the Folie Douce from just above the town. Although it’s a smaller Folie than the others, its charm makes it one the most popular apres bars of Tarentaise Vallee.
2. Les Deux Alpes, France
24/7 Ibiza (budget), party city
This large resort is located in the Grand Rouses mountains range and has been a popular choice for young people. The huge glacier gives it an amazing season. There are 45 bars along Main Street and 8 nightclubs at Les Deux Alpes. It’s less than half of the Trois Vallees’ total and more than Val d’Isere, Tignes, and all of their combined bars. There is also the huge PanoBar on the slopes. This bar gives the Folie Douce a tough time.
3. St. Anton in Austria
Ski hard, party harder
St Anton is well-known for being one of the most beautiful in Austria. However, it is too popular. The famed piste-side bars are overflowing with Germans, Brits, and Dutch. You can find some amazing off-piste runs like the Valluga. Many of the world’s best skiers come to the party at the busiest apres-ski bars in Austria.
4. Verbier, Switzerland
Ultimate apres indulgence
Although it has some of Switzerland’s best apres skiing, it is also quite expensive. The Swiss Franc has been on a roll, and until it reaches reasonable levels against the PS, your apres-ski sessions are going to be a bit like a Nile crocodile. Do what Seasonaires do, and enjoy the joyous hours around the village.
It’s impossible to visit Verbier without at least one session in the Mont Fort. However, the FarinetBar is our favorite with its sliding roof that lets the steam escape when it gets too hot. It’s unforgettable when the roof opens when it’s snowing, and when you dance to a Swedish cover band.